Ex-Coal Secy seeks to face trial from inside jail

In a surprising move, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, an accused in several coal scam cases and presently out on bail, today told a special court that he intended to “face trial from inside the jail” and withdraw his personal bond to secure bail due to financial difficulties. After Gupta moved the application before […]

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Meghalaya: NGT extends time to pay royalty on coal

In a relief to coal mine owners in Meghalaya, the National Green Tribunal today extended the time for payment of royalty of already extracted coal in the state by a month after the state government said heavy rains had hampered the transport of coal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also directed […]

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Coal scam: Order on charge in case against Koda

A special court today fixed July 14 for pronouncing the order on framing of charges against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and seven others in a coal block allocation scam case. “Put up for order on charge for July 14,” Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation […]

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CBI files another status report on coal scam probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation will on Monday file its fresh status report on coalgate before the Supreme Court. Notably, the CBI has found no criminality in the allocation of about 60 coal blocks, which are likely to be taken out of the purview of its ongoing probe after taking the Supreme Court’s permission. Although […]

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